Prosecutions of Abuse, Exploitation in Homes Are on the Rise; D.C. Trying to Keep Up With Packed Caseload
Washington D.C. - Instances of exploitation and abuse in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities in the District often went unprosecuted or even uninvestigated, advocates and authorities say. The cases are hard to prove: With their infirmities, victims often struggled to convey, or even remember, what happened to them. And convoluted protocols for investigating such allegations didn't help, slowing down investigations and leaving fast-fading memories to dim even more.
May 21, 2006